WFXT will soon offer local news in the afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

WFXT 25 / Boston (“FOX 25”)

If you think Boston doesn’t LOVE local news, it does. And starting in Mid-April, another Boston TV station will add another local newscast.

Starting in Mid-April, WFXT 25 will add an hour-long 4:00pm weekday newscast with FOX 25 News at 4:00. This joins WHDH 7 (NBC) at 4:00 and both WHDH 7 and WCVB 5 (ABC) at 4:30pm for local news at those timeslots in the market. This will give WFXT 25, a three-hour weekday local news block from 4:00-7:00pm and will become the ONLY local station in the market to do so.

WFXT 25 newcomer Blair Miller (who comes from WSOC 9 (ABC) in Charlotte) and WFXT 25 veteran Elizabeth Hopkins (who’s been there since 2o10) will anchor the new afternoon newscast. FOX 25 StormTracker Weather will be delivered by AMS-CBM/Sealed Chief Meteorologist Kevin Lemanowicz (who’s been at WFXT 25 since the beginning of their in-house news department, back in 1996).

According to TVSpy, WFXT 25’s news director Lee Rosenthal, told them the show will add “a number” of staff additions in the process, expanding the news team to make the station a much bigger presence.

This is the fourth such expansion in the market, this year! WCVB 5 got the ball rolling with 4:30 and 7:00pm half-hour weeknight newscasts in January and next week, it will add an hour-long 10:00pm nightly newscast on its second digital subchannel, Me-TV Boston. Then, WHDH 7 is expected to add a half-hour weeknight 7:00pm newscast on Monday March 7th. And now, this one coming in Mid-April. Plus, haven’t I forgotten to mention that the area also has 24-hour regional news, thanks to NECN = New England Cable News?

Oh what a time to be alive in Boston, ehh… ?

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4 thoughts on “WFXT will soon offer local news in the afternoons at 4:00 p.m.

  1. I guess “Too Much Is Not Enough” for FOX stations when it comes to expanding newz third frikin year in a row FOX stations keep expanding news right and left maybe it has to do with the close election this fall. NBC Stations get your head in the game for news expansion NBC you FOX is your arch enemy network. NBC you need to kick their butt and maybe its a start with NBC O&O expanding 4:00pm newscasts. I think with NBC O&O stations expanding 4:00pm news it will encourage non NBC O&O stations to expand news like KOB in my city of Albuquerque. Non NBC O&O stations have expanded news such as KCRA-TV in Sacramento and WRAL in Raleigh/Durham when it switchs. Maybe WLWT in Cincy and WBAL in Baltimore will get a 4:00pm newscast since they are owned by the same company that owns KCRA. I think WKYC in Cleveland is up for a newz expansion since they don’t have a 5:00pm news maybe they will get 5:00pm news.

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  2. And PS Boston is going to be a news saturated market like San Diego once WHDH goes indy and WNEU that is suppose to be the new NBC Station.

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  3. “If you think Boston doesn’t LOVE local news” just as much as San Diego, Orlando in your state of Florida, Charlotte loves news because all these TV Markets are very news saturated markets.

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